Project profile — Reducing COVID-19 Food Insecurity in the Pacific Islands


FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (41301)
2021-03-22 - 2024-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Oceania, regional (100.00%)


• Agriculture: Agricultural development (31120) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to increase the resilience and food security of women and men vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19 in the Pacific region and contributes to the overall COVID-19 response in the region, particularly in Fiji, Micronesia, Niue, Palau and Solomon Islands. Project activities include: (1) reviewing and mapping of ongoing and available COVID-19 food security, livelihoods, agriculture and economic impact assessments in the Pacific region and in the selected countries in particular; (2) supporting the review and inclusion of gender-sensitive approaches to COVID-19 in regional and national strategies, policies and response plans; (3) providing environmentally-sustainable agriculture inputs for household farming such as crops, livestock and fisheries; (4) providing training to 50 vulnerable communities on community-based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) and developing gender-sensitive CBDRM plans; and (5) facilitating regular cluster coordination meetings at the regional and national levels.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced COVID-19 impact analysis to inform gender-sensitive national and regional response plans, strategies and policies in the Pacific region; (2) strengthened household gender-sensitive agriculture production and resources management for more resilience to disasters in the Pacific region; and (3) strengthened national and regional coordination on gender-sensitive food security and agriculture in the Pacific region.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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